Geology

Associate of Science Degree

Geology Designation

The Associate of Science degree with a designation in geology is a two-year program designed for you to graduate and transfer to a four-year institution to complete a bachelor’s degree in geology or Earth science.

Geology is the study of the Earth, its rocks, and the ways they change over time. You will explore the movement of the earth’s crust, the history of life on earth and past climates. Career paths for geology degree holders include resource management, mining, oil and gas exploration, and climate research. 

COURSE MAP

Plan of Study Grid
First SemesterCredits
CHE 111 General College Chemistry I with Lab: GT-SC1 5
ENG 121 English Composition I: GT-CO1 1,2 3
MAT 201 Calculus I: GT-MA1 1,3 5
Choose One Social & Behavioral Sciences Course (GT-SS1~GT-SS3) 3
World Regional Geography: GT-SS2  
General Psychology I: GT-SS3  
Introduction to Sociology I: GT-SS3  
Intro to Political Science: GT-SS1  
Introduction to Criminal Justice: GT-SS3  
Introduction to Mass Media: GT-SS3  
 Subtotal16
Second Semester
CHE 112 General College Chemistry II with Lab: GT-SC1 5
ENG 122 English Composition II: GT-CO2 2 3
MAT 202 Calculus II: GT-MA1 5
Choose One Arts & Humanities Course (GT-AH1~GT-AH4) 3
Art Appreciation: GT-AH1  
Music Appreciation: GT-AH1  
World Mythology: GT-AH2  
Ethnic Literature: GT-AH2  
Ethics: GT-AH3  
Environmental Ethics: GT-AH3  
 Subtotal16
Third Semester
GEY 111 Physical Geology with Lab: GT-SC1 4
PHY 211 Physics Calculus Based I with Lab: GT-SC1 5
Choose One Arts & Humanities Course (GT-AH1~GT-AH4) 3
Art Appreciation: GT-AH1  
Music Appreciation: GT-AH1  
World Mythology: GT-AH2  
Ethnic Literature: GT-AH2  
Ethics: GT-AH3  
Environmental Ethics: GT-AH3  
Choose One History Course (GT-HI1) 3
Western Civilization: Antiquity-1650: GT-HI1  
Western Civilization: 1650-Present: GT-HI1  
The World: Antiquity-1500: GT-HI1  
The World: 1500-Present: GT-HI1  
Colorado History: GT-HI1  
 Subtotal15
Fourth Semester
GEY 112 Historical Geology with Lab: GT-SC1 4
PHY 212 Physics Calculus-Based II with Lab: GT-SC1 5
Choose One Social & Behavioral Sciences Course (GT-SS1~GT-SS3) 3
World Regional Geography: GT-SS2  
General Psychology I: GT-SS3  
Introduction to Sociology I: GT-SS3  
Intro to Political Science: GT-SS1  
Introduction to Criminal Justice: GT-SS3  
Introduction to Mass Media: GT-SS3  
Choose One Elective 1
Geology of National Parks GT-SC2 4  
 Subtotal13
 Total Credits60
1

 Building Block Course

2

You can take ENG 122 and an additional GT-CO3 course instead of ENG 121 and ENG 122.

3

Requires prerequisite coursework: MAT 121 and MAT 122. Please see your academic advisor for specific information.

4

GEY 108 is 3 credit hours.